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Former Ackman Analyst Scott Ferguson Follows Mentor into Allergan Fight

Ferguson, a former Pershing Square analyst and founder of Sachem Head Capital Management, took a big stake in the pharmaceuticals firm in a departure from his firm’s usual style.

As William Ackman continues to drum up support from fellow investors to pressure pharmaceuticals company Allergan to call a special shareholder meeting and sell itself to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, one person he most likely can count on is one of his protégés. In the second quarter, Scott Ferguson’s New York–based activist

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